Complex numeric data on hospital-acquired infections confuses consumers

November 24, 2015

Patients have difficulty deciphering complex numeric data on healthcare-associated infections used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help consumers choose hospitals, according to a new study published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

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Complex numeric data on hospital-acquired infections confuses consumers
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Patients have difficulty deciphering complex numeric data on healthcare-associated infections used by the C...